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of former cia director david petraeus. they want to know why they weren't told sooner and if national security was ever compromised. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: david petraeus was due to testify this week. now, some members of congress are questioning the timing of the cia director's resignation. the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell, the woman who wrote his biography, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> b
have not released a description of the suspect. >>> in the scandal surrounding former cia head david petraeus, there is a closed door hearing by the senate intelligence committee on capitol hill today. >> reporter: general david petraeus will not test but he could be called for future hearings. john alhelp was named as the taringest a pentagon investigation involving flirt ashes e-mails with the woman who helped park the investigate into petraeus' affair. -- flirtatious e-mails with the woman who helped spark the investigation into petraeus' affair. >>> the alleged mistress of petraeus was seen in the district. paula broadwell's brother lives in the d.c. area. >>> the petraeus scandal sure to come up during a presidential news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this mo
and their families tried to scram el bend jump off. 17 were hurt including 10 in critical condition. >>> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress today for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. today's hearing will only focus on matters related to the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three others. we're also learning that the acting director of the cia, michael morel, is ordering an internal probe of the sex scandal. >>> now to the middle east, where fighting he is clast between israel and hamas. 500 rockets have been fired on israel in the last couple of days. -- where fighting escalates. israel has launched 150 air strikes against the palestinian militants since wednesday but held off for three hours early today because evening magazine incident's prime minister visited gaza. he says he is witnessing a disaster. egypt is trying to play a mediating role. >>> we are on traffic watch in virginia this morning where the 495 express lanes are set to open. tomorrow is the big day and fox 5's sherry ly is live in
the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
on-time traffic. >>> one central question has been answered but man more will follow. former cia director david petraeus will testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> president obama continues to come to the defense of one of the key players under scrutiny during a news conference at the white house. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on this > reporter: the controversies over this matter just keep piling on. the most recent regarding the resignation of ex-cia director general david petraeus and as you said, we did learn he will testify friday morning in a closed door hearing before the house intelligence committee. petraeus we know had visit libya on his own, conducted his own investigation into what happened there. his testimony will be before the house intelligence committee about those matters, about what he discovered but not about his affair. today, members of congress will press high-ranking intelligence officials about what really happened in benghazi. president obama addressed a multiflying controversies in his first post-election press confere
petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks. >> it is not a coincidence to me. he is the one who probably knows most about what happened or didn't happen there and if this is homing over his head when he went to go brief the united states senate, did that influence the way, the direction and the story he told? >> reporter: a pentagon official says 20,00
-jones were -- the veterans are now in their 80s and 90s. >>> cia director david petraeus resigned on friday after admitting to having an extramarital affair with his biographer and now congress is asking questions. >> they want to know if national security was ever at risk. before he stepped down, petraeus was leading the investigation into the u.s. consulate and cia base attack in benghazi in september. it is unclear when he will still testify in the hearings but some think it is necessary that he does so. e does so. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails that bjill kelley. the relationship began in 2010 after she wrote a dissertation about the four-star general. >>> a busy week for president obama as he works to avoid the fiscal cliff. friday, the president is set to hold talks with bipartisan leads are of congress. lawmaker have until january to reach a compromise. >>> new this m
. >>> in the scandal surrounding former cia chief david petraeus, president obama is backing the top commander in afghanistan. general john allen is denying he had any kind of sexual relationship with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite who triggered the investigation by reporting threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. broadwell appear driver's license was found in rock creek park by a jogger. park police alerted the fbi and will hold it for 90 days unless broadwell claims it. aims it. >> i would say two things. one, it is up to congress to make decisions about who is called to testify but the president is confident that acting director morel is fully formed and capable of representing the cia in a hearing about the incidents in benghazi. >> the senate intelligence commit i don't will hold a closed door hearing today looking into the petraeus scandal and the libya consulate attack. >>> a chaotic scene on a mass transit bus not far from our area, coming up next. >> this fight wasn't between two passengers. it was passenger versus bus driver. details of what set this off as we chec
to the developing cia sex scandal. there is a closed door hearing by the senate intelligence committee up on capitol hill today. democratic head of the committee says former cia director david petraeus will not testify but could be called for future hearings. the woman at the center of the scandal was spotted in northwest yesterday. paula broadwell is staying at her brother's home for now. the woman who allegedly exchanged inappropriate e-mails with john allen is claiming she has diplomatic immunity. jill kelley called to report a man on her property and saying she is and honorary consul general. that is a symbolic title given for her role as an unpaid social planner at mcdill air force base. >>> it is the end of the political road no george allen. the former virginia governor says he will not run for office again. he lost to tim kaine last week. allen was unseated by webb back in 2006. >>> the montgomery county school board is declining a request by muslims for an islamic holiday. only one board member vote against next year's school calendar that does not have any days off for muslim holidays. --
with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation and now in the hands of the inspector general. >> and shines a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi agents saefrped the home of the alleged mistress with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary penetta says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and for most. >> and as far as general allen is c
the new acting head of the cia would come and testify. that was unacceptable to the hill and eventually everybody thought that they better have general patraeus go to the hill and talk about not only the investigation that he did but also the time line of what really took place there. we've had some confusing stories that i think there are people on the hill and people in the country that would like to know what happened. we lost four people and there have been a whole variety of stories about just exactly what happened of how it happened and when it happened. general patraeus is the one who can provide clarity to that. i think his appearance was essential. and i'm glad he's doing it earlier rather than later. >> my last question and we'll move on. it seems that congress members and two former congress members yourself, seem to be upset the fbi was doing this whole investigation or knew what he knew. and they weren't told. can you fill me in on the role of congress as a sitting body. might there be hearings into all of these e-mails between the top general in afghanistan and general pat
of the center voluntarily removed its products. >>> reports the cia told agents to stand down. intelligence is saying the cia went to the consulate 25 minutes after they got the first call. >>> hundreds. snow plows will be driving the streets of d.c. today. it's part of a test to see if the plows are ready for winter. 700 plow drivers and more than 1,000 members of the city snow team will take part in the dry run training event. so don't be alarmed when you see them all going down the street. >> it is getting to be that time. >> yeah. >> yeah, it is. i don't know about you, i'm starting to feel like it's going to be fairly active winter. >>> after this past week. >> right. >> yeah. >> remember, though -- >> last year, we forgot what storms were like. we got nothing. >> except that thing in october and all over. >> oh, right. >> yeah. we'll see. >> all right. let's take a look. beautiful start to your day. >> gorgeous. >> next week at this time our sun will be rising an hour earlier. >> that's right. >> setting the clocks back. >> works for us, right? >> on this end it's great. >> partly sun
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